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Edward D. Robinson, Ph.D.

Patent Attorney

Dr. Robinson is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and is admitted to practice law in the state of California. He specializes in advising corporations and universities in obtaining patent protection for their biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device inventions. Having over ten years of experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, he regularly advises clients on their patent portfolio and patent strategy. In addition, Dr. Robinson also counsels on various business and licensing transactions by conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations, as well as in authoring opinion letters regarding patent invalidity and non-infringement.

Dr. Robinson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Rowan University, and his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Delaware. After performing post-doctoral studies in synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry at the University of South Carolina and The Upjohn Company, Dr. Robinson worked as a medicinal chemist at several San Diego biotech companies before going into law.

Dr. Robinson received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School Of Law in May of 2002. While in law school, Dr. Robinson worked as a patent agent at Isis Pharmaceuticals and Heller Ehrman LLP. After graduating from law school, Dr. Robinson worked as Corporate Counsel at Pfizer Inc., as an Associate at Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP, and as Of Counsel at DLA Piper LLP before joining Tech Law LLP.

In addition to his admission to the USPTO and California bars, Dr. Robinson is also a long-standing member of the American Chemical Society, American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Licensing Executives Society.


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  • State Bar of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Delaware, Ph.D., Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Rowan University, B.S., Chemistry
  • University of San Diego School Of Law, J.D.

Practice Areas

  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Trademark Prosecution and Counseling
  • IP Licensing
  • Patent Portfolio Development


  • American Chemical Society
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association